Keicher, Syverson to Host DeKalb Senior Fair

DeKALB State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, and State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, will host a free Health Fair for local seniors and their caregivers in partnership with the DeKalb County Family Service Agency from 9:00 a.m. – Noon on Thursday, July 26 at DeKalb High School, located at 501 W. Dresser Road in DeKalb.

The event brings together over 60 vendors representing various state and local agencies, businesses and area health service organizations that offer programs and resources for seniors. Information covers a wide range of topics including health care, recreation, nutrition, caregiver needs, nursing home and long-term care, supportive living and much more.

“Helping local seniors maintain a healthy and active lifestyle is among my most important priorities,” Representative Keicher said. “I encourage everyone to visit our fair and take advantage of the many outstanding local programs and services available to seniors in our community.”

This year’s free health screenings include hearing tests and blood pressure. There will also be a special presentation on veteran’s benefits from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

“I am looking forward to visiting with seniors and providers about their health care needs and facilitating the sharing of resources they need to lead active, productive lives,” said Senator Syverson. “This event combines various state and local health services to help seniors improve every aspect of their lives.”

Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Volunteer Action Center. Additionally, all attendees will be entered into a drawing for special door prizes to be awarded just prior to the end of the event.

For any questions, please call Rep. Keicher’s office at (815) 748-3493 or Sen. Syverson’s office at (815) 987-7555.
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